When the weather was over 40 degrees celcius and I was invited to my Sisters to enjoy her portable air conditioner. I decided instead of just taking my laptop and a book to read, I would take something creative to do.
Usually I would take a bear or some other sewing type project with me. However I decided to pack my How to Draw Fairies and Mermaids book and my watercolours. Along with a giant watercolour pad (seriously if you do this stick to A4 it took me hours and hours to get this done)
My youngest Niece had a go at creating her own fairies as well though she got bored as kids do.
The picture I created is for a friend who is very much into fairies. its not perfect in fact I forgot how I wanted some of the fairies to be swimming and there was an arguement over my creation of Jellyfish in my Pond however I did point out to Miss 10 it is my imagination and I am allowed to have Jellyfish if I want to.
Anyway here is the pic I cant remember the actual size but its at least 2 and half A4 sheets worth or more maybe 3…..
Well actually mainly playing with one of the New Tim Holtz water brushes the fine line one. On one hand Love it when it is not allowing too much water through as it does give great lines at those times see the fence, and some of the reeds and grass to see that.
There are times however even when not squeezed for me at least it just lets out to much water and those fine lines are far to watery and end up blending into the paper.
I guess it is a learning curve, the other water brushes I have are a cheap set off eBay and you often have to squeeze just to let some of the water out. That is definitely a benefit of the Tim Holtz Waterbrush the water flows fairly freely though I did notice at times it dried up and needed a small squeeze to allow some water through. Word of caution do not squeeze too hard or you will get a big drop of water.
Anyway I felt like playing with my watercolours today so I pulled out my large watercolour paper book and then had a play. Using some of the techniques I have played with a little in the past from the How to Draw Fairies and Mermaids book (although I did not reference the book this time and just let my imagination and mind wander and play freehand well free brush)
This is what the results of my play session yielded. Have to say I am quite pleased with the results only one thing really bugs me and that is that the bits of purple in the sky do not really show up in the photo oh and that my watercolour paper seems to disintigrate when I want to layer and such beginning to think I may need to invest in a better quality of watercolour paper